Cocktail Meatballs I

Cocktail Meatballs I

238 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Jennie
Recipe by  Jennie

“Simple meatballs with an unusual chili sauce/grape jelly coating. Quite a combination of tastes and textures. Note: After cooking, I like to keep the meatballs warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 16 meatballs

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper. Mix together, and shape into meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, heat shortening over medium heat. Add meatballs, and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels.
  3. Add chili sauce and jelly to skillet; heat, stirring, until jelly is melted. Return meatballs to skillet, and stir until coated. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

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Reviews (238)

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amydoll
292

amydoll

The only way I can give this four stars is after MAJOR changes to this recipe. First, a teaspoon of salt is unnecessary, I left it out entirely (Worcestershire is salty enough). I also left out the onion and just sprinkled in some onion powder. Also, fry ground beef in shortening? I don't think so. I used ground sirloin and cooked them in the oven. I greased a cookie sheet and baked the meatballs at 375 for 10-15 minutes, turning once. I then added the chili sauce, grape jelly and meatballs to my slow cooker and let them heat up.The combo of chili sauce and grape jelly is excellent, once the flavors combined and the sauce thickened this was an excellent snack. Great crowd pleaser.

Tracy
234

Tracy

This is soo easy!! I cheat though and use frozen meatballs, put them in a crockpot w/the chili sauce and grape jelly and just let them heat in the crock pot on low. Really nice snack. :)

MAGNOLIAWENCH
125

MAGNOLIAWENCH

Wonderfully tangy meatballs. I bake (rather than fry) the meatballs on a cookie sheet up to 2 weeks ahead of time and freeze them. On the day I am serving them, I dump the chili sauce and grape jelly in a crock pot. Then, add the meatballs straight from the freezer. If you do this, you will need to start the crock pot on HIGH setting at least 1 1/2 hours before eating. Ready to eat when liquid is simmering. These go quickly!!!! (You may substitute pre-packaged frozen meatballs to save on time).

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 458 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 52.5 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1038 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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